The year that just passed was an especially busy one for China watchers and journalists. We have put together a slideshow of some of the top stories from 2011, from the CCP’s lavish 90th birthday celebrations to the siege...
ccp 90 years
by Sophie Beach | Jul 10, 2011
A gigantic poster hailing the 90th anniversary of the CCP, by Jordan Pouille
by Sophie Beach | Jul 6, 2011
After former President Jiang Zemin was a no-show at the CCP’s 90th anniversary celebrations, rumors surfaced and began circulating online that he had died. From Time Magazine: Is he or isn’t he? Around 11 pm on July...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 1, 2011
The Chinese Communist Party is celebrating the 90th year since its founding in a secret room in Shanghai (in what is now a trendy shopping district) with a propaganda and media blitz. The New York Times reports: The 90th...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 30, 2011
With the CCP celebrating its 90th birthday tomorrow, Jeffrey Wasserstrom which past leader actually had the most influence in building today’s China: What kinds of historical echoes sound loudest in today’s China? And...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 29, 2011
On the eve of the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, a nostalgia for red songs is sweeping China, according to this New York Times article: China has boomed during three decades of economic reform, and has in many...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 15, 2011
July 1 marks the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, and to prepare for the festivities, the government is barring all foreigners from traveling to Tibet. From Reuters: China, sensitive to instability or any other...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – US sharply criticises China in annual human rights review, the Biden administration’s first public assessment of Beijing’s record
- New York Times – How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M
- HRW – People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China